The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University CASAColumbia released their findings this month from the 17th annual 2012 National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XVII: Teens. According to the findings, 2012 is the sixth year in a row that 60 percent or more of high school teens reported that their schools are drug-infected.“This year teens in our focus groups talked freely about the extent of drinking and drug use among their high school classmates, not only after school, but during the school day, smoking marijuana in the school cafeteria and attending classes while high on alcohol and drugs,” Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Founder and Chairman Emeritus of CASAColumbia said in a statement.Nearly nine out of 10 high school students answered that they knew classmates who were drugging, drinking or smoking during the school day. Fifty-two percent reported a known place on or near the school grounds where students go to use substances. 44 percent of the students knew of another student who sold drugs at their school, and of those who did:• 91 percent knew someone who sold marijuana• 24 percent knew someone who sold prescription drugs• 9 percent knew someone who sold cocaine, and• 7 percent knew someone who sold ecstasy.More than a third of high school students said that it was easy or fairly easy for students to drink, use drugs or smoke during the school day without getting caught. Additionally, the survey results expose that every six in 10 high schools and one in three middle schools are drug-infected.
Category: Posts For Parents